Centre for Human Rights (CHR)

The Centre for Human Rights works towards greater education, awareness, and dissemination of publications on human rights across Africa. Based at the University of Pretoria, the Centre has positioned itself in an unmatched network of lawyers, national and international civil servants and human rights practitioners across the entire continent.

Latest publications

Supporting the Mandate of the African Court

Civil Society in the Digital Age in Africa: Identifying Threats and Mounting Pushbacks

Disarmament, Demobilisation & Reintegration and the Disarming of Armed Groups during Armed Conflict: Considerations of International Law, Policy and Programming

Disability Rights during the Pandemic: A Global Report on Findings of the COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor

Implications of the African Union’s Stance on Immunity for Leaders on Conflict Resolution in Africa: The Case of South Sudan and lessons from the Habré Case

Rights away from Home: Climate Induced Displacement of Indigenous Peoples and the Extraterritorial Application of the Kampala Convention

The Climate Change Regulatory Framework and Indigenous Peoples’ Lands in Africa: Human Rights Implications

Evidence Obtained Through Violating the Right to Freedom from Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment in South Africa

Public Participation in Decentralised Governments in Africa: Making Ambitious Constitutional Guarantees More Responsive

Striking a Balance between Community Norms and Human Rights: The Continuing Struggle of the East African Court of Justice

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